Federal Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

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Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.

In a major deviation from the normal 100%, today’s programming is only about 60% awful. The rest is neutral.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:

  • U.S. District Judge Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos struck down Texas’s controversial voter photo ID laws, SB 14 and SB 5, stating that they violate the Voting Rights Act and discriminates against black and Hispanic voters. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton intends to appeal the decision. [The Hill]
  • The Secret Service will cease erasing White House visitor log data, pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by public interest group Public Citizen. [Politico]
  • Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is investigating whether Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife Louise Linton used a government plane to watch the solar ecplise. [Citizensforethics.org]
  • Republicans welcomed Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly with a mariachi band at a campaign stop. [Jorge Silva/Twitter]
  • University of California, Berkeley professor Daniel Kammen resigned from his post as the State Department’s science envoy over Trump’s response to Charlottesville. [USAToday]
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